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About the project

Learn more about Maryland and Delaware’s pioneering offshore wind projects

Greater ambition, greater benefits

Ørsted, America's offshore wind leader, is developing Skipjack Wind off the coast of Delmarva Peninsula. Skipjack Wind will help the region achieve its clean energy goals, and drive job creation, community benefits, and investment in local infrastructure.

The benefits of the emerging offshore wind industry will be felt throughout Maryland and Delaware. As the global leader in offshore wind, Ørsted is uniquely positioned to serve as a trusted, long-term partner, creating quality jobs and new business opportunities, and investing millions of dollars in local communities.

The project at a glance

Skipjack Wind is a 1GW offshore wind energy project that will power over 300,000 homes in the region and create significant economic opportunities for local businesses.

The project will create thousands of temporary construction and long-term supply chain and operations jobs.

Environmental stewardship

Ørsted is committed to building and operating offshore wind in a way that’s environmentally responsible. This is of vital importance in an area like the Delmarva Peninsula, which is home to numerous diverse and unique ecosystems, from the Chesapeake Bay to its saltwater marshes.

Our teams in Annapolis and on the Eastern Shore are already working with local leaders, wildlife advocates, fishing communities, and other coastal and maritime stakeholders to address environmental concerns and develop mitigation measures.

As part of this important work, Ørsted recently provided a $50,000 grant to the Center for Inland Bays. This funding will help the center expand education and environmental research on horseshoe crabs, as well as programs to utilize oysters for water filtration. This initiative is just one example of Ørsted’s commitment to biodiversity and leadership in ensuring the responsible development of clean energy.

A clean energy future connects us all

As a leading U.S. clean energy company, we are creating skilled jobs and bringing new opportunities to communities across the country.